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Anna Yun

Anna Yun

Mezzo-Soprano

Anna was born in Russia and is a graduate of Sydney Conservatorium of Music. During her studies she was the winner of numerous scholarships and awards, including International Merit Scholarship, John Cassim Award for Music, Italian Opera Foundation Language Scholarship, Opera Auditions Committee and Joan Sutherland Society Study Grants. Back in Russia she held a full merit scholarship and majored in musicology and voice, with particular interest in modern and contemporary music.

Opera Australia roles include Suzuki: Madama Butterfly, Third Lady: The Magic Flute, Second Bridesmaid: The Marriage of Figaro,  Cherubino: The Marriage of Figaro, Page: Salome, Slave: Salome, Iris: The Love of the Nightingale, Frou-Frou: Merry Widow.

With other companies she has performed the roles of Hansel: Hansel and Gretel, Andronico: Tamerlano, Mrs.Grose: The Turn of the Screw, Lady Billows: Albert Herring,  Lisa: Notes from Underground (world premiere), Rosina Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Teresa: La Sonnambula, Fede: Fede, Idolatria e Furore.

For Opera Australia Anna has understudied the roles of Dorabella: Cosi fan Tutte, Smeraldina: The Love for Three Oranges, Marcellina: The Marriage of Figaro, Flora: La Traviata, Siebel: Faust, Arsace: Partenope, Curra: La Forza del Destino, Annina: La Traviata, Malika: Lakme.

On the concert platform Anna has performed Requiem: Verdi, Messiah: Handel, Requiem: Mozart, Symphony #3: Mahler, Symphony No. 9: Beethoven, Die Erste Walpurgisnach: Mendelssohn, Christmas Oratorio: Saint- Saens, Messe op.4: Saint-Saens, Coronation Mass: Mozart, Ceremony of Carols: Britten, Missa Sancti Nicolai: Haydn, 7 Early Songs: Berg, Gedichte der Konigin Maria Stuart: Schumann, Time Unredeemed: Symonds, The Highlights of Opera: AOAC, Christmas at the House and Great Opera Hits for Opera Australia, as well as broadcasts on 2MBS FM, ABC Radio, and numerous concerts for various music clubs and societies of NSW.

In 2013 she had the honour of being a guest presenter for the Australian Arts in Asia Awards hosted by the Federal Arts Minister Tony Burke.

Anna has frequently appeared as a guest soloist with SSO, SYO, SBS Youth Orchestra, Artsong NSW, The Opera and Arts Support Group, Australian Auditions Commitee Willoughby Symphonic Orchestra, Marrickville Symphonic Orchestra, Sydney University Graduate Choir, Manly Warringah Choir, Savage Club, Wagner Society and Joan Sutherland Society, among others.

Recordings: Madama Butterfly: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Opera Australia, ABC Classics.

In 2016 Anna will sing in the Great Opera Hits concert series and perform the roles of Third Lady: Magic Flute, Earth/Aunt Jean/Ms Hodges: Sydney Opera House—The Opera, and will perform the mezzo soloist part in Verdi's Requiem, in Opera Australia's collaboration with Penrith Symphony.